Defensive Driving Monthly Topics

The purpose of the Defensive Driving program is to provide the agencies with a mechanism which will promote good defensive driving techniques and help ensure the safety of our state vehicle operators.  By participating in this monthly program, Fleet hopes that agencies can influence the way drivers think when behind the wheel driving a state asset.   This program is intended to fill the gap on those years where BRIM doesn’t offer their program.  BRIM provides defensive driving to all state employees every three years.  A percentage of state drivers must complete the BRIM course in order to receive a discount on your agencies premium. ​

FMO defensive driving program is designed to give agencies a continuous learning format that consists of 10 to 15 minutes of material each month that can be viewed or downloaded from our web page.  The idea is to have your drivers review and discuss that month’s defensive driving topic.   Whether your agency has a monthly meeting or drivers review the material on their own, is left to the agency.

Before operating a state vehicle, one must watch the video developed by the Insurance Commission and review FMO Rule 148 sections 8.1 General Responsibility and section 9.1 Permissible Uses.  Your agency might have additional and or more stringent requirements. ​

For reinforcement, a driver must review/discuss the defensive driving monthly topic found on FMO web page.  These monthly defensive driving topics will be updated and changed in effort to prevent the material from becoming stale.  FMO also has a web blog site for those state employee drivers who do not have access to video websites such as YouTube or Vimeo, and serves as an archive for the Defensive Driving Topics Program.  Click on this link to go to the Archives web blog:  WV Fleet Management Office's Defensive Driving Topics.


The Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving 

CDC's information on Injury Prevention and Control: Motor Vehicle Safety

Insurance Commission and Fleet Management - Safe Driving Video 


​2017 Calendar of Defensive Driving Topics ​2016 Calendar of Defensive Driving Topics ​2015 Calendar of Defensive Driving Topics
January - What Do I Do If I Get Into A Car Accident/Traffic Collision January - Tips for Safe Winter Driving  January - Driving in Icy Conditions
February - What to Do If Your Brakes Go Out February - Winter Driving Like A Pro  February - Drowsy Driving
March - Keeping you safe on the road: What you should do if you hydroplane March - Tips for Avoiding Damaging Potholes  March - Avoid Thefts and Break-ins
​April - How to Survive A Tire Blowout April - How to Drive Safely in Rain  April - Video Dealing with Potholes
May - Operation Lifesaver: It's Your Call May - Motorcycle Awareness Driver Education Video May - Motorcycle Awareness
June - Just Drive - Work Zone Smart June - Backing Up June - Preventing Pedal Error
July - Is Hands - Free Really Safe? July - Safety: Summer Driving  July - Driving with Sun Glare
August - Driving in Bad Weather August - Back to School Driving Safety Tips  August - Tire Safety
September - School Bus Safety and What Drivers Need to Do September - Safe Driving, A Shared Responsibilty September - Driving Safely in School Zones
October - Driving While Sleepy October - Fall Driving Dangers October - Managing Space and Time for Safe Driving
November - Deer vs. Cars: Driving Safety Tips November - Five Leading Driving Mistakes
December - Winter Driving Safety December - Winter Weather Driving Advice


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